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MSU Band Director Melvin Miles Receives Skip Scarborough Foundation Award

Congratulations to Director of Morgan State University Bands, Melvin Miles on his recent receipt of the Skip Scarborough Foundation’s Alexi Lifetime Achievement Award for Music Education. Miles, who was recognized for his many years of service in the field of music and the impact he has had on others, was presented with the honor during the foundation’s inaugural annual “A Musical …

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Indranil Goswami, Ph.D. Receives NSPE Engineering Education Excellence Award

This past June, at the National Society for Professional Engineers (NSPE) Annual Conference, in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Indranil Goswami, a lecturer and graduate coordinator in Morgan’s Department of Civil Engineering, was presented with the 2016 NSPE Engineering Education Excellence Award. The national award recognizes university faculty who have demonstrated the ability to connect engineering education with professional practice in addition …

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Morgan Associate Professor Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Lorece Edwards

The Daily Record has named Morgan’s Dr. Lorece V. Edwards one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2016. Edwards is associate professor of the School of Community Health and Policy and the Director of the Center of Sexual Health Advancement and Prevention Education (SHAPE). Edwards was chosen from among 350 nominees. She will be honored during an event later this …

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Governor Appoints Edwin Johnson to State Commission

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Morgan’s Dr. Edwin T. Johnson to serve on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). As Maryland’s primary collector, interpreter, preserver and promoter of the state’s African American history, the commission provides research assistance and documents that history through art objects, memorabilia, photographs and other important articles about Maryland’s African American culture. …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Professor to Behavioral Health Advisory Council

Anita M. Wells

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Anita M. Wells, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Morgan’s Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts, to serve on the State’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council. The term of Dr. Wells’ appointment is three years. The Behavioral Health Advisory Council works to enhance behavioral health services statewide. It promotes policy, workforce development and …

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Morgan SA+P Professor Recognized As 2016 Emerging Scholar

Mohammad Gharipour

Congratulations to Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D., an associate professor in Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), on his recent recognition as a 2016 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Dr. Gharipour is one of only 12 scholars nationally who were selected for this honor. The magazine noted his service-minded scholarship and the dynamic impact he is having on the future of higher education …

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Morgan State University Receives First-Ever Full Patent for New Technology

Kadir Aslan

Professor’s ‘Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization’ Device Will Advance Precision Medical Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Subsequent to the groundbreaking research of Kadir Aslan, Ph.D., in the area of technology-assisted treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Morgan State University was awarded its first-ever U.S. patent, on Jan. 26, 2016. The patent (U.S. Patent No: 9,243,017) was received for Dr. Aslan’s invention of an …

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MSU Professor Publishes Research on Public School Diversity

Monique McMillian

For North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System, maintaining diverse schools in the midst of rapid growth has been a concern. The Board’s 2010 decision to end the district’s socioeconomic school-assignment policy has been highly controversial and has garnered national attention. Recognizing an opportunity to provide some insight into the problem, Morgan’s M. Monique McMillian, Ph.D. — an associate professor …

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MSU Professor Collaborates on Baltimore Film Project

Morgan State Newsroom slate

In a bid to address Baltimore’s chronic ills through the arts, Johns Hopkins University announced Monday it is starting a youth film-making program so urban teens and young adults can portray their community while gaining skills and experience that could land them jobs. With a $1.6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the university said it plans to …

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MSU’s Yacob Astatke Wins Coveted BEYA Award

Dr. Yacob Astatke

Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., interim associate dean for Undergraduate Studies at Morgan State University’s School of Engineering, has been selected for the 2016 College-Level Promotion of Education Award by Career Communications Group. The award will be presented at the Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference in Philadelphia. Dr. Astatke was selected for this national recognition because of …

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